government prone to
sustained bouts of stupidity
is news to nobody
Right is right, and wrong is wrong, and a body ain’t got no business doing wrong when he ain’t ignorant and knows better.
So says that great American, Tom Sawyer in the book, Huckleberry Finn.
Gets to the final sum pretty quick.
Right is right.
Wrong is wrong.
When people are out of money, food, work and hope, well that is wrong.
Does any one disagree?
Then we should do right.
We should do the right thing.
We should do the opposite of wrong.
We got to get money, food, work and hope to those people.
So we look to Congress.
Alexander Hamilton wrote in the Federalist (#52) when he was explaining the Constitution to America, “It is it is essential to liberty that the government in general should have a common interest with the people, so it is particularly essential that the branch of it under consideration should have an immediate dependence on, and an intimate sympathy with, the people.”
It is essential to Liberty …
It is particularly essential …
That the branch [House of Representatives] should have an immediate dependence on, and an intimate sympathy with the people.
There is a word not often used in the same sentence as the word, Congress.
Mr. Twain also wrote, “Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.”
I can picture Mr. Hamilton today saying, ‘Something went wrong here.”